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Mexico Participates In APEC Cross-Border Privacy System

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mexico has become the second participant, after the United States, in the Cross-Border Privacy Rules system of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, boosting efforts to protect consumers in the region and their privacy in electronic commerce. Read Full Story


High Levels Of Taxation Stifling African Mobile Growth

by Lorys Charalambous, Cyprus

Friday, November 16, 2012

African governments have been urged to reconsider the increasing tax burden on both mobile phone users and operators if the current trend of rapid growth within the area is to continue. Read Full Story


Developing Nations Told To Wind Up Tax Schemes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The World Trade Organization's Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures has granted a final extension to the transitional period - until the end of 2013 - for the removal of tax-based export subsidy programmes by 19 developing countries. Read Full Story


New Zealand, Papua New Guinea Sign Tax Deal

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have inked a double tax agreement, a deal ministers say will help reduce tax impediments on doing business. Read Full Story


APEC Promotes Regional Trade and Investment Liberalization

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers, at their meeting in Vladivostok, Russia from September 5-6, 2012, pledged to achieve a further strengthening of economic integration and trade and investment liberalization in the region. Read Full Story


Africa Urged To Unlock Aviation Sector's Potential For Good

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, September 7, 2012

Speaking at the recent Aviation Days summit in Dakar, Senegal, the Director General of the International Air Transport Association called on the industry and leaders to prioritise work towards improving safety, regional cooperation and support for infrastructure projects, to unlock the potential of the aviation sector as a force that can drive economic development and integration. Read Full Story


Pacific Islands Urged To Conclude EU EPA Negotiations

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, September 3, 2012

In his opening remarks to the Leaders Meeting of the Pacific states within the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, encouraged them to conclude their negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union this year. Read Full Story


APEC Business Calls For Progress Towards Asia-Pac FTA

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Business Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is focused on liberalizing and facilitating regional trade and investment, leading ultimately to a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific. Read Full Story


WTO Accession Process Eased For Poorer Countries

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

World Trade Organization members have approved proposals to streamline and facilitate the accession process for Least Developed Countries seeking membership of the global trade body. Read Full Story


APEC Ministers Unite On Free Trade Policies

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers, at their meeting in Kazan, Russia from June 4-5, 2012, pledged to achieve tangible results in regional trade and investment liberalization, and also to resist the risks of rising protectionist trends in world trade and investment. Read Full Story



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